Transportation service company creating 40 jobs

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A carpool company plans to hire 40 employees to provide service in the Richmond-area.

The Greater Richmond Partnership, GoToWork  plans to invest more than $500,000 in establishing operations in the area. The company will provide service in Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Glen Allen, Ashland, Colonial Heights and Petersburg.

GoToWork operates a fleet of passenger vans and handicap-accessible shuttle buses. Employees contact riders to confirm pick-up information including location and time with a 15-minute early arrival guarantee. Seating is guaranteed weekly to GoToWork enrolled members.

“I’m very pleased to start offering reliable and affordable access to Richmond-area residents who want to carpool but not deal with the hassle of coordinating the ride and maintenance of owning a car,” Kiana Childs, CEO and founder of GoToWork, said in a statement. Childs also is starting the same service in Hampton Roads, according to Michael Ivey, communications director for the Greater Richmond Partnership.

GoToWork is a service of the Hampton Roads-based Childs Foundation whose services include employment and independence from public assistance and improving quality of health in Central Virginia and Hampton Roads.

The Greater Richmond Partnership is an economic development organization serving  Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. It recruits companies to provide employment opportunities and investment in the area.

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